The St. Cloud State University Honors College provides a dynamic interdisciplinary experience with a focus on leadership and professional development, community engagement, and sustained mentoring for highly motivated students who are academically ambitious. Our small classes and student-centered pedagogy promote discussion, cooperative learning, and independent exploration among committed learners of all identities, experiences, and learning styles. The SCSU Honors College curriculum constitutes a minor and integrates with all majors, offering a small liberal arts college experience with all the benefits of a comprehensive regional university. 

The Honors College offers two minors depending on a student’s status. The Honors Minor is a comprehensive, four-year experience for first-time college students. The Honors Integrated Minor is designed for students transferring from another institution, current students who have completed at least a year at St. Cloud State University, or for new students bringing in forty or more pre-college credits. 

For students who entered prior to Fall 2023. 

Program Highlights

  • Unique and signature courses 
  • Guided and independent research opportunities 
  • Experiential learning and study abroad opportunities  
  • Living-learning community in historic Lawrence Residence Hall 
  • Emphasis on campus and community engagement to build leadership experience 
  • High level of academic and personal support with faculty and staff mentoring  

Student Organizations

  • University Honors Club 
  • Honors Ambassadors 
  • Campus Advisory Group Student Representative 

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